Vishwaraj Sugar plans Rs 425 cr expansion, IPO in Feb-March
The company plans to hit the capital market in February- March with initial public offer (IPO) to raise up to Rs 374 crore.
The company has an integrated plant at Belgaum district with a sugarcane crushing capacity of 5,500 tonnes per day, alongwith power and spirits (molasses, ethanol and Indian Made Foreign Liquor) manufacturing facility.
"Market regulator SEBI has cleared the Draft Red Herring Prospectus and we are planning to launch our IPO in February or March," VSL Executive Director Mukesh Kumar told reporters.
"We plan to raise up to Rs 374 crore. The company will use the proceeds of the IPO for expansion, which include doubling the cane crushing capacity to 11,000 tonnes crushing per day (TCD) from the present 5,500 TCD," Kumar said, adding that production from the expanded capacity is likely to commence in the 2014-15 sugar season.
The total expansion cost of the project is pegged at Rs 425 crore, for which the company is also raising Rs 70 crore of long-term debt from the Bank of India.
Karnataka has taken a lead in sugar production in the country recording a 17 per cent jump by December 2012 as against national growth of 2.5 per cent achieved by the industry.
The sugar production till end-December 2012 in UP recorded a fall of about 11 per cent and in Maharashtra it was about 4 per cent higher compared to the production during the same period
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